University of Surrey
Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice) PgCert
University of Surrey

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why choose this course If you're aiming to take on more responsibility as a senior community care practitioner, want to learn how to enhance the capabilities of multidisciplinary medical teams, and work towards the constant improvement of patient care, then our PGCert Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice) course is for you.

By leveraging our research and strong links to practice, we'll give you the tools to help spearhead change within the healthcare sector, while constantly working towards the advancement of your own practice.

What you will study Throughout the course, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge that supports advanced healthcare, such as conceptual models, theories and frameworks, and you’ll enrich and refine your critical thinking and decision-making skills. You’ll explore and analyse key leadership issues in health and social care practice, while challenging and debating contemporary theory and practice.

You’ll study topics, including evidencing your practice, implementing change in practice, and transforming services for quality.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. We are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to a

Applicants who require a Student visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student visa, students must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University they wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable students to apply for their vi
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Advanced Practice (Public Health Practice), PgCert.

You should have an MSc in Specialist Practice (PHP/PCC SCPHN), or a recognised equivalent international qualification. You must be currently registered as a healthcare professional to apply. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Surrey in top UK and global rankings.

See all university rankings of University of Surrey

What students say about studying Environmental and Public Health in the UK?

  • Environmental Public Health
  • Middlesex University International Student - BSc in Env. and Public Health - Thanh from Vietnam
  • Environmental and Public Health (CAD)
  • Environmental Health to Public Health: Meet Jackson Baures
  • Why is Environmental Health so Important to Public Health? - APHA 2015

About University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a government funded research university located in Guildford, England. The university’s stated goals are to become a leading global university performing important research and innovation, creating great researchers and achieving outcomes which make important contributions to society.

  • Student life at the University of Surrey
  • Why Choose the University of Surrey
  • University of Surrey | The Study Abroad Experience
  • Placement Student Testimonials 2018/19 | University of Surrey
  • Moments Matter | University of Surrey
  • Discover our campus | University of Surrey

Where is this programme taught

Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)
map marker Show on map

Similar courses

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Greenwich 92% 2% 11% £9250 £14500 96 London On campus Full-time
University of Sunderland 92% 2% 11% £7250 £14250 96 Sunderland On campus Full-time
City University London 92% 2% 11% £11240 £14050 96 London On campus Full-time
University of Dundee 92% 2% 11% £7650 £18150 96 Dundee On campus Part-time
University of Liverpool 92% 2% 11% £9900 £23200 96 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 68% 0% 5% £9250 £16100 153 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Greenwich 68% 0% 5% £8750 £14500 153 London On campus Full-time
Liverpool John Moores University 67% 0% 5% £9250 £16100 151 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Cardiff Metropolitan University 78% 0% 25% £9000 £13000 128 Cardiff On campus Full-time
University of Suffolk 71% 0% 10% £9250 £12996 131 Ipswich On campus Full-time